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Sean Cowen has been at 23 events

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Tech Times T-Lounge172Join @109147574323970937362 & @112711494543746598839 as we broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas for the kick off event to @114786898916421737866 2015: *CES Unveiled* We will be hanging out and streaming all the cool technology we see with our video host and director of social, @111048918866742956374 who will be joined as well by @103883275526489130828 and @101618838660572321623  We welcome your comments and questions at anytime and look forward to bringing you this year's innovative event at @112507134346032712650! Please visit our CES page for more breaking stories: http://www.techtimes.com/ces2015 Also subscribe to our @115229808208707341778 and watch more great CES coverage: https://www.youtube.com/user/tloungevideo/videos     #CESUnveiled   #TechTimesCES   #CES2015  CES 2015: CES Unveiled with Tech Times - Hangout On Air2015-01-05 01:00:0018  
Daria Musk3,675,267Hey everyone! I am so excited to bring you with me (virtually) to the famous Pace University Stage in New York City! It’s the same spot where they film the TV show “Inside The Actor’s Studio” and just like that show I’ll be sitting down for a passionate conversation about music, business, tech, being an “artistprenuer" and making what-you-love-what-you-do! And of course I’ll be singing for you and all the smarty-pants business and arts school students in the house too!  *YOU CAN RSVP & WATCH LIVE RIGHT HERE!* And quick! Zap me a note through Gchat if you want to be one of the 10 people featured in the actually Hangout on stage! I promise your gorgeous faces will be huuuuge! I’ve seen the screen, it’s one of the biggest we’ve had so far!! Can’t wait to sing our story to a whole new group of G+niuses and dreamers! *XO, Daria*Daria Musk Live At Pace University2014-10-21 18:15:00142  
Google Partners1,269,634In the past few months our Shopping team has covered Merchant Center and Shopping campaigns. For this Google Partners HOA, we'd like to cover some best practices for Product Listing Ads to improve on the performance for existing campaigns. We'll share tips and insights on how to optimize your ads by using tools such as the bid simulator or impression share. This will be a live Hangout On Air with a Q&A. Ask your questions on the event page, or via the Q&A app in the Hangout to get them answered live by Googlers Nicole Premo and Chris Azalde === For agencies in North America (required) we also invite you to join the Google Partners North America community where you can discuss tips and tricks for growing your business and making the most of Google products like AdWords, Analytics and YouTube - http://goo.gl/N3iIKQBest Practices from the Google Shopping Team2014-07-10 20:00:001001  
Sean Cowen58,018This is our LAUNCH DAY/PARTY event for the product I've been working so hard on, the @114238219828751986709! I'll be holding HANGOUTS throughout the day, showing you my company's plant and operations, and, of course, showing off this product we are so proud of. *You'll be among the first in the world to see it. LIVE!* I might even figure out a way to get a kiddie pool here in my office to show how cool this is (then you can see it in action). Who knows? There may be cocktails out early as well. Join me, even if you just want to say "hi" and offer your support. Tell a friend! *Look for prizes, giveaways, and more!*Global Launch of the Pool Netr™2014-06-27 21:00:0025  
Daria Musk3,675,267*HUGE HANGOUT CONCERT!* _This Wednesday, 5/21, I'll be playing and hanging out with *you* live from the world-famous House Of Blues in New Orleans! OMG!!_ I am so crazy excited about this G+niuses! Beyonce drops surprise albums, we drop surprise Hangout Concerts!!! Yeah, we woke up like dis.  *HOUSE OF BLUES HERE WE COME!* It's time for our first big blow-out Hangout Concert of the season and I can't imagine a cooler way to do it! This will be the _first_ interactive live concert from The House Of Blues, ever! And most importantly, it's featuring *you*! There will be a huge screen up on stage with your gorgeous faces on it as you join and watch the show live!! That means you'll be the real stars of the show, with the packed house "ooohing and aaahing" at your awesomeness. *WATCH & JOIN THE HANGOUT CONCERT LIVE:* Read below to see how you can hop into the Hangout and be live on-stage with me on Wednesday! Yay! _Here's your Hangout to do list:_ ✖ RSVP HERE! ✖ Let me know - in the comments - that you'd like to join live and see your face on the big screen! ✖ You'll get a private message from me and the team who will be running the Hangout backstage to confirm your VIP first-join status! ✖ Feel free to make fun signs to show off in the Hangout so the crowd at the venue and the global audience watching see how awesome you are! ✖ Spread the love and share this post (and the event page) so everyone can rock out with us!! ✖ Get ready to rock on Wednesday 5/21! _Cannot wait to look up and see you on stage with me!_ *XO, Daria* _Ps. This concert will be brought to you by CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. Empowering people. Amplifying Dreams._DARIA MUSK ★ HANGOUT CONCERT ★ LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES2014-05-22 02:45:00393  
Sony Pictures Entertainment0Join the first-ever movie-themed Google+ Shoppable Hangout for a LIVE Q&A Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, and Director Marc Webb  Watch and Share your thoughts on the  #SpiderManHangout"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - LIVE Google+ Shoppable Hangout2014-04-21 23:00:001677  
The Huffington Post3,339,101  +The Huffington Post and +HitFix are excited to talk  2014 Television LIVE on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm ET / 10am PT with a panel of #awesomepeople  including TV Critics +Alan Sepinwall (What's Alan Watching?, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), Daniel Fienberg (the Fien print, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), +Maureen Ryan (Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan), and +matthew rappaport (+Hangout Conversations Host)! They will be examining the best shows to come and that have recently premiered in 2014 along with the premieres of some of your favorites (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and more!), taking your questions LIVE, a fun amount of mirth to be had and just asking "WHY?!" with certain series PLUS always surprises and epic moments! Happy to have you TUNE in G+ers :) Join us LIVE or Watch later! Please submit all questions, comments and other thoughts using the Q&A App in the corner of the video, list them on our watch page or Tweet us using  #huffposthitfixTV . Also, be sure to check out MOAR while you're waiting: Alan & Dan's fun, new Video Show &The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast http://www.hitfix.com/podcasts/firewall-iceberg Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan http://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/ What's Alan Watching? http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching  the Fien Print http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print Hangout Conversations http://www.youtube.com/hangoutconversations #television   #thewalkingdead   #tv2014   #gameofthrones   #truedetective   #firewallandiceberg   #seasonpremiereHuffPost & Hitfix 2014 Television Hangout On Air Roundtable2014-02-06 19:28:2040  
byron “von” rempel166,321Mostly doodling my day and the events that transpired, as well as talking about marketing and youtube and stuffdrawing my day and talking about marketing and stuff2013-12-18 04:13:287  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival408,316http://ugpff.com Live, interactive and showing in a city near you including New York, Singapore, Wellington, New Zealand, Seattle, Mexico and more.      • Watch great short films and web series.      • Interact with filmmakers live.      • Attend film panels with industry experts.      • Meet other filmmakers and film lovers. *Seattle Event Information:* RSVP here, limited seats available. http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/zh2ne64yk663gwz2f   The 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival in partnership with +SnagFilms, is becoming the world's largest short film and web series festival.  Live and interactive, this global event celebrates the best in short cinema from around the world and allows the audience to attend a world class film festival from the comforts of their own home.   The future of film festivals is finally here.3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival2013-12-13 19:00:00468  
matthew rappaport218,980It's almost Halloween which means #nychirl3  and Surprise Hangouts On Air throughout between October 31 and November 3, 2013! More info on the New York City Event: https://plus.google.com/events/c0v0a356o41fa282ud92pqqt4lo It'll be mini surprises and feel free to suggest stuff here in NYC and Plussers popping in from all angles :)  #awesomesauce  +G+ Achievement Unlocked #nychirl3 : Hangouts On Air at any point during the Weekend / Halloween2013-11-01 03:00:0017  
HEATHER FAY1,885,156*WE DID IT!!*  Thanks to you YOU, my G+ Family, I am making my brand new album!!  You guys donated, supported and encouraged me and we surpassed our goal!  So now....It's time to *CELEBRATE*! Join me and my special guest +Tim Clary  for a fun celebration.  We'll hang, I'll play a few songs and Tim will *REVEAL* his awesome limited edition print that will be going to ALL who donated!  Can't wait to see you there!!HEATHER FAY - ALBUM FUNDRAISER CELEBRATION HANGOUT! (with Special Guest Tim Clary!)2013-04-12 02:30:0030  
Trey Ratcliff8,423,889Join us!  I'll be announcing a new big event in Japan at the end of the week at the Google HQ in Tokyo!  Also, we'll be catching up with +Thomas Hawk  +Cali Lewis +Clayton Morris +Gino Barasa and +Erica Joy  on the latest photography news... full-rez photos on Google+...  Comment-ranking changes on Facebook... backing up on the road and more! :) If you have live questions, come to http://www.StuckInCustoms.com and see the embedded player! :)Show #73: Photography Hangout with Thomas Hawk from ThomasHawk.com, Clayton Morris from Fox, Gino Barassa from Mars (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-09 04:00:00245  
Google for Nonprofits2,125,858In partnership with Google+, join us for a hangout celebration on World Water Day, March 22nd at 10:30 am PST! This year we are focused on raising awareness for the 780 million people that do not have access to clean water -- and what we can do together to solve the water crisis.              The hangout will feature representatives from +charity: water, +Water.org, +Water For People, +WaterAid, +PEOPLE WATER, +WHOLE WORLD Water, and be moderated by YouTube Star +Justine Ezarik. The participants will be discussing the water crisis at large, and how we can take action. #WorldWaterDay2013World Water Day Google+ Hangout Celebration2013-03-22 18:30:00459  
NASA2,413,274Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008329  
pio dal cin82,713Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00276  
FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS9,978For the first time ever, @103052407716987048126 is holding a HANGOUT. And it's not just any hangout - *it's a Mayan End of the World Party!* I figured since all good things must come to an end we might as well go out with a BANG! I'll be your host, @103333429938529668020, and I will be asking everyone who joins in to bring one thing: *your favorite songs*. Those songs that, if you had to meet your maker, you'd play before departing this big blue marble! They don't have to be from the 80s (my usual MO). They can be from ANY genre or style, any time period. Whatever makes you happy. And shouldn't we have some happiness so we can stick it to those grumpy Mayans?! I'll try to rotate people in all night long, we'll watch videos, have some drinks, share some laughs, and many of us will meet together for the first time. YOU, all of you, have made *FNS* what it is, and I wanted to share my last night with you! Anyone who follows our page is welcome to join in - and I'll likely be posting to the stream as well throughout. So - I hope you'll join me, and if they have a chance to drop in and say hello, I hope you'll get to meet a few of my co-conspirators, @116397559521404580243  @110434060057917582769 @107291158434082397409 @113489919044803972423 @104556905831991887746 and @103389452828130864950 if any of them are around! If not, it's just you and me and the whole world watching us have some fun!MAYAN WORLD'S END PARTY @ FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS2012-12-21 22:00:0015  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival408,316*Film Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-1/ *Film Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-2/ *Film Block 3* http://youtu.be/BkZPiWB1mH0?t=17m5s *Web Series Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-1/ *Web Series Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-2/ *Web Series Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/web-series-panel/ *Pitch Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/pitch-fest-submit-your-pitch-to-screenwriting-panelists/ *Producer Financing Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/producer-financing *Music Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/music-panel/ We are getting ready to go live at +The Los Angeles Film School and to the world for our third block of films. Stay tuned for a great show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZPiWB1mH0 We will pass on a requests to the Google+ development team to include an option to message guests for future festivals!  Thanks. We are live with filmmakers from all over the world for our first block of short films. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjEmHYcGI4 The Pitch Panel. http://www.youtube.com/user/UGPFilmFestival?v=yuMmmfR8bK4 Web Series Block 1 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?hd=1&t=10m Web Series Block 2 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?t=1h18m22s The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is an online, interactive, live, international short film festival featuring some of the best short films and web series out there. To be notified of the most accurate information for the festival visit: http://ugpff.com/signup *This years festival includes* 1. Great short films w/ live interactive Q&A sessions w/ the filmmakers. 2. Interactive film panels. 3. An interactive marketplace. 4. A public film festival lounge where anyone can interact with anyone attending. 5. Free live showings in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC. See our complete schedule of events here. http://goo.gl/NXxcN or add the complete event to your iCal http://goo.gl/WN1WV By using some of the tools of Google+ like Hangouts On Air, as well as the easy of the internet, we are able to bring the film festival experience to your living room or computer.  You will be able to interact directly with the filmmakers and participate as if you were actually sitting in a theater. Join us for many of our exciting events between Fri. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2012 for our second annual film festival.  This event is *FREE* to anyone who wants to attend. Please share this event and help make this one of the most exciting events on Google+ (and beyond). Thank you, +Adam J. Cohen  #ugpff2012  Unofficial Google+ Film Festival - 2012 (Public Event)2012-12-01 22:30:001014  
Daria Musk3,675,267*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00369  
Ryan Van Sickle780,766*HOPE RISING* *_A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert_* *Thursday, November 8th at 9PM EST*  *Host @111048918866742956374 Along with* *Singer Songwriters @102002299339025067376 @107291158434082397409 & Friends* *Charities* The Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/ New York Cares - http://www.nycares.org/ *We would love for you all to participate, so from 10PM - 11PM it will be open to anyone wanting to tell their story or share a song.* Photo by @114242552432938641752 & Poster by @117344786984788205452 HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert w/ Heather Fay, Ryan Van Sickle, Matthew Rappaport & Friends2012-11-09 03:00:00227  
Jessica Northey1,825,507Join @115263347034954886450  Wednesday October 24th starting 5pm PT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDGGFu-Ok9w We'll be talking about Americana and folk music with @115355394914388821672, @101855386466968203040, @102002299339025067376, @107291158434082397409 as well as @111956683258824284439  We'll talk about what Americana music is and some performances showing difference styles! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the never-ending debate about the definition of Country Music. As tough as that is, it’s nothing compared to how one defines the term “Americana.”  In writing about this topic, I’m going to be (gasp!) honest about my thoughts – as they were when you first started hearing the term to describe a musical genre. There were several artists who had been favorites of the Country genre who no longer found themselves played on mainstream radio. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris were two examples of this. Crowell had a string of top tens from 1988-1992, but all of a sudden his name disappeared from radio playlists. The same happened to Emmylou Harris following her 1988 top ten “Heartbreak Hill.” Critics of the musical format said it was that Country Music had changed – and gotten more pop and rock influenced. That is true – but, only halfway. If you listen to some of Harris’s post 1992 work, as well as Crowell’s, you’ll find some different sounds and subject matter that they weren’t doing earlier. That’s not saying they weren’t doing great music – but it WAS different than their own music that was played on top-40 Country radio just a few years earlier. So, (at least in my mind), that’s how the Americana format was born– as a place for acts who weren’t getting the commercial reception that they once had. Ok, I know I just offended several of my friends with that – but that’s my opinion. I never said that the music was bad, just different. Twenty years later, the definition of Americana is not that simple in my mind. One of the best albums of late in the format is Radney Foster’s current album, DEL RIO, TEXAS REVISITED: UNPLUGGED AND LONESOME , is a stunning re-take on his classic 1992 album DEL RIO, TEXAS 1959. The songs are the same that were radio hits back in the early 1990s. They were Country then, what changed? When artists like Patty Loveless release new projects, they get a warmer reception in the Americana format than Country – and this is by an artist that is a former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Granted, she wasn’t cutting Bluegrass music back in 1988 as her last album was, but the voice is still as pure and stunning as ever. But, Americana reaches far beyond the Country format. There’s tinges of Blues, Rock, Gospel, and Bluegrass that are sprinkled throughout. So, is Americana “anything outside of the mainstream?” I don’t know. The Civil Wars, a critical favorite, recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on “Safe and Sound.” What do you call that?  Part of my continuing education concerning “Americana” Americana & Folk Music Twangout with Twang Nation's Baron Lane, Joe Whyte, Heather Fay and Ryan Van Sickle.2012-10-25 02:00:0046  
Billy Wilson1,546,176It's now the 29th episode of my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 thank you guys for being so supportive! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining Caricature Artist @105046530334806680420; @103333429938529668020 who's quite known around G+ and is the host of @103052407716987048126; Geek, Writer, and Host @100035762233109552669; Tea Enthusiast and the person behind the Google+ Book Club @117665613028757061169 who's going to be talking to us about her new show called "Family By the Fireside"; Country Music Chat Host @105901258272269401150; and Special Musical Guest @101758878457837294885 ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live! Thank you so much for a lively thread last episode! The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #29: Caricatures, M Monica's New Show, Live Music and More! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-20 04:00:00143  
Google Play8,495,384Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006789  
Ryan Van Sickle780,766ON AIR Hangout Concert  Tuesday, August 7th @ 8PM ESTRyan Van Sickle Pre NYC HIRL2 Hangout CONCERT w/ Matthew Rappaport2012-08-08 02:00:0027  

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2015-06-30 04:46:38 (55 comments, 1 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I... more »

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 558 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 558 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

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2015-07-06 06:08:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Girl Power!

Great find by +Jonathan Rosenberg and way to go, Cash Cayen!

#girlpower   #kids   #standingup  

Good work Cash Cayen!!!

http://jezebel.com/girl-fights-library-s-boys-only-robotics-program-1715777611___Girl Power!

Great find by +Jonathan Rosenberg and way to go, Cash Cayen!

#girlpower   #kids   #standingup  

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2015-07-06 05:47:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Jurassic World : Your Very Own Souvenir

We haven't seen this movie, and will likely see this years from now, but I do know a TON of you have seen this, as it's the faster film ever to reach $1bn at the box office. This might be a rockin' reminder of the film for you: your very own mounted dino head.

It's sure to be perfect for any mod apartment, dorm room, man cave, or for anyone who likes a little Geek flavor to their office.

#jurassicworld   #dinosaur   #mountedhead   #g33k   #geeky  

via/ http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wall-decor/fun-for-your-life-wall-decor-in-dino

Jurassic World : Your Very Own Souvenir

We haven't seen this movie, and will likely see this years from now, but I do know a TON of you have seen this, as it's the faster film ever to reach $1bn at the box office. This might be a rockin' reminder of the film for you: your very own mounted dino head.

It's sure to be perfect for any mod apartment, dorm room, man cave, or for anyone who likes a little Geek flavor to their office.

#jurassicworld   #dinosaur   #mountedhead   #g33k   #geeky  

via/ http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wall-decor/fun-for-your-life-wall-decor-in-dino___

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2015-07-06 05:40:24 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Patrick Stewart: Can He Get Any Cooler?

He has quotes like this, then we see another side to him. Have you seen the previews and promo's for BLUNT TALK yet?

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

#patrickstewart   #shakespeare   #blunt  

via/ bit.ly/BluntPatrickStewart

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/423915-starz-releases-first-look-at-the-new-series-blunt-talk-starring-patrick-stewart

Patrick Stewart: Can He Get Any Cooler?

He has quotes like this, then we see another side to him. Have you seen the previews and promo's for BLUNT TALK yet?

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

#patrickstewart   #shakespeare   #blunt  

via/ bit.ly/BluntPatrickStewart

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/423915-starz-releases-first-look-at-the-new-series-blunt-talk-starring-patrick-stewart___

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2015-07-05 06:03:10 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Cast Away

I remember back in the day thinking ... "There is no way this film will be a hit, even with the star power of Tom Hanks."

Then I saw the huge lines at the theaters, and I saw how Wilson was received. Then, it was inevitable. Tom could read the phone book (like we hear about Morgan Freeman) and we would watch his movies. Always. Because he's that damn likeable, whatever the plot or setting...

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his... more »

Cast Away

I remember back in the day thinking ... "There is no way this film will be a hit, even with the star power of Tom Hanks."

Then I saw the huge lines at the theaters, and I saw how Wilson was received. Then, it was inevitable. Tom could read the phone book (like we hear about Morgan Freeman) and we would watch his movies. Always. Because he's that damn likeable, whatever the plot or setting...

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his performance.

#castaway   #tomhanks   #wilson  

via/ imdb.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cast_Away___

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2015-07-04 06:47:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

OVID

From Book I of Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

Art, writing, literature, Ovid. Nice!

#writing   #classicliterature   #classiclit  

via/ etsy.com/listing/117639770/metamorphoses-book-i-original-text

OVID

From Book I of Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

Art, writing, literature, Ovid. Nice!

#writing   #classicliterature   #classiclit  

via/ etsy.com/listing/117639770/metamorphoses-book-i-original-text___

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2015-07-03 03:25:54 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

The 50's - When Donuts Were Health Food! These Give You Pep and Vigor!

Look, They have a minimum of 25 units of Vitamin B! after all (and maybe more!), so they must be good for you!

The way I look at things now is this: life is far, far too short, so live it up. Sure, in moderation is a good goal, but now and then we all need some Vitamin Donuts in our lives!

#vitamindoughnuts   #doughnuts   #livinglife   #the50s     #blastfromthepast  +Today's Memory  #donuts  

via/ npr.org

The 50's - When Donuts Were Health Food! These Give You Pep and Vigor!

Look, They have a minimum of 25 units of Vitamin B! after all (and maybe more!), so they must be good for you!

The way I look at things now is this: life is far, far too short, so live it up. Sure, in moderation is a good goal, but now and then we all need some Vitamin Donuts in our lives!

#vitamindoughnuts   #doughnuts   #livinglife   #the50s     #blastfromthepast  +Today's Memory  #donuts  

via/ npr.org___

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2015-07-02 05:41:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Goodnight, All...

Hope your dreams are like amazing photos or classic films. Explore, create, build, live, play. It's a wonderful world to drift into...

#goodnight   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dream   #dreaming   #sleep  

via RebelleSociety - for the creatively maladjusted

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2013/03/13/a-brief-history-of-photography-animated/

Goodnight, All...

Hope your dreams are like amazing photos or classic films. Explore, create, build, live, play. It's a wonderful world to drift into...

#goodnight   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dream   #dreaming   #sleep  

via RebelleSociety - for the creatively maladjusted

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2013/03/13/a-brief-history-of-photography-animated/___

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2015-07-01 05:32:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Eleuthetomania

A beautiful goal...

#freedom   #livingourlives   #life   #traveltheworld  

via/ 99traveltips.com

Eleuthetomania

A beautiful goal...

#freedom   #livingourlives   #life   #traveltheworld  

via/ 99traveltips.com___

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2015-07-01 04:57:13 (15 comments, 22 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Chic Vertical Record Player Adds Contemporary Functions to Classic Device

Industrial designer Roy Harpaz is redefining the beloved record player with his creation called Toc. The modern device, whose look is reminiscent of a vintage metronome, holds vinyl discs vertically and features linear tracking to play the analog tunes.

Although Toc uses technology of generations past, it also includes contemporary enhancements. You can operate it with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Skipping between tracks is also possible thanks to a sensor that scans the record for different songs. It’s even built with special spherical bearings and allows warped, previously-unplayable vinyl to work without an issue.

The design of Toc adds a unique twist and improvements to the classic home accessory. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnutw... more »

Chic Vertical Record Player Adds Contemporary Functions to Classic Device

Industrial designer Roy Harpaz is redefining the beloved record player with his creation called Toc. The modern device, whose look is reminiscent of a vintage metronome, holds vinyl discs vertically and features linear tracking to play the analog tunes.

Although Toc uses technology of generations past, it also includes contemporary enhancements. You can operate it with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Skipping between tracks is also possible thanks to a sensor that scans the record for different songs. It’s even built with special spherical bearings and allows warped, previously-unplayable vinyl to work without an issue.

The design of Toc adds a unique twist and improvements to the classic home accessory. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnut wood, and without a disc, it doesn’t look like a record player, but a sculpture. Its artistic appearance allows owners to keep their devices somewhat inconspicuous among the rest of their decor.

#recordplayer   #LP   #design   #toc   #g33k   #audiophile   #musiclover   #records   #industrialdesign  

via/ http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/toc-vertical-record-player-roy-harpaz

http://www.royharpaz.com/___

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2015-07-01 04:36:36 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

HUMANS

Watched the premier episode with the partner tonight, and we think we like it, though it reminded me why I love binge watching of other shows: I want more, now. It's the wait, week after week, that always kills me. So far, so good with this show. I think.

Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, "Humans", a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced android, which are commonplace in the show's world, can be programmed with those skills almost instantly. Call it the death of human expertise.

Meanwhile, her mother is worried that her family's new "synth" (the show's term for androids) might replace her; her father hopes it can bring her family back together; and her teenaged... more »

HUMANS

Watched the premier episode with the partner tonight, and we think we like it, though it reminded me why I love binge watching of other shows: I want more, now. It's the wait, week after week, that always kills me. So far, so good with this show. I think.

Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, "Humans", a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced android, which are commonplace in the show's world, can be programmed with those skills almost instantly. Call it the death of human expertise.

Meanwhile, her mother is worried that her family's new "synth" (the show's term for androids) might replace her; her father hopes it can bring her family back together; and her teenaged brother is having sexually confused feelings about their attractive new robot helper. In "Humans", the problems of the near future are practically indistinguishable from the issues we're facing today. And that's a big part of why the show works so well.

A co-production between AMC and the UK's Channel 4 (and a remake of the Swedish series "Real Humans"), "Humans" is technically set during an "alternate present." It's a world that looks pretty much like ours today, except for the fact that synths are as commonplace as smartphones. While they have a high level of intelligence, synths are basically just domestic servants, taking on the drudgery of things like cleaning, cooking and caretaking so that the real humans can have a break. At least, that's the ideal.

In the first two episodes we also see how society is pushing back against synths because they're also replacing people in skilled jobs (something we're already seeing today with machines in factories). And, of course, synths end up in the most human of industries: sex work.

The show covers plenty of familiar sci-fi territory, but the way it juggles those elements feels refreshing. By focusing on the aforementioned Hawkins family, we get a sense of how a normal household might welcome (or not) a robotic alien. When Joe, the patriarch (played by Tom Goodman-Hill), takes his grade-school daughter to pick up their first synth, it's as if he's just perusing the Apple Store to pick up the latest gadget. He settles on an attractive synth named Anita (Gemma Chan), somewhat oblivious to how that could affect his wife Laura (played by Katherine Parkinson of "The IT Crowd" and "The Honourable Woman"), a lawyer who seems particularly disturbed by the widespread adoption of synths.

Read the complete review:
http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/amc-humans-review/

#scifi   #humans   #tvshow   #robots   #synths   #androids   #singularity   #futuristic  ___

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2015-06-30 05:52:40 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Exploring The Cranium & Other Twisted Surreal Trips

Dream ... float ... discover ... travel.

Explore the edges of your mind, and be free! This surreal art by Jung-Yeo Min, that explores the infinite possibilities of the human mind, will get you started! Goodnight, all ...

#dreamscape   #surrealism   #surrealart   #dreams   #sleep   #artist   #themind  

via/ http://synapticstimuli.com/The-mind-is-not-contained-to-the-cranium-It-s-province-is-of-the

Exploring The Cranium & Other Twisted Surreal Trips

Dream ... float ... discover ... travel.

Explore the edges of your mind, and be free! This surreal art by Jung-Yeo Min, that explores the infinite possibilities of the human mind, will get you started! Goodnight, all ...

#dreamscape   #surrealism   #surrealart   #dreams   #sleep   #artist   #themind  

via/ http://synapticstimuli.com/The-mind-is-not-contained-to-the-cranium-It-s-province-is-of-the___

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2015-06-30 05:10:40 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

"Gone With The Wind" Published on This Day In 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind", one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.

Across all releases, it is estimated that Gone with the Wind has sold over 200 million tickets in the United States and Canada, and 35 million tickets in the United Kingdom, generating more theater admissions in those territories than any other film. In total, Gone with the Wind has grossed over $390 million globally at the box office; in 2007 Turner Entertainment estimated the gross to be equivalent to approximately $3.3 billion when adjusted for inflation to current prices, while Guinness World Records arrived at a figure of $3.44 billion in 2014, making it the most successful film in cinema history.

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"Gone With The Wind" Published on This Day In 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind", one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.

Across all releases, it is estimated that Gone with the Wind has sold over 200 million tickets in the United States and Canada, and 35 million tickets in the United Kingdom, generating more theater admissions in those territories than any other film. In total, Gone with the Wind has grossed over $390 million globally at the box office; in 2007 Turner Entertainment estimated the gross to be equivalent to approximately $3.3 billion when adjusted for inflation to current prices, while Guinness World Records arrived at a figure of $3.44 billion in 2014, making it the most successful film in cinema history.

In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara.

In tracing Pansy’s tumultuous life from the antebellum South through the Civil War and into the Reconstruction era, Mitchell drew on the tales she had heard from her parents and other relatives, as well as from Confederate war veterans she had met as a young girl. While she was extremely secretive about her work, Mitchell eventually gave the manuscript to Harold Latham, an editor from New York’s MacMillan Publishing. Latham encouraged Mitchell to complete the novel, with one important change: the heroine’s name. Mitchell agreed to change it to Scarlett, now one of the most memorable names in the history of literature.

Published in 1936, "Gone with the Wind" caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide. By the time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, a movie project was already in the works. The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick, who paid Mitchell a record-high $50,000 for the film rights to her book.

After testing hundreds of unknowns and big-name stars to play Scarlett, Selznick hired British actress Vivien Leigh days after filming began. Clark Gable was also on board as Rhett Butler, Scarlett’s dashing love interest. Plagued with problems on set, Gone with the Wind nonetheless became one of the highest-grossing and most acclaimed movies of all time, breaking box office records and winning nine Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.

Though she didn’t take part in the film adaptation of her book, Mitchell did attend its star-studded premiere in December 1939 in Atlanta. Tragically, she died just 10 years later, after she was struck by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta’s Peachtree Street. "Scarlett," a relatively unmemorable sequel to "Gone with the Wind" written by Alexandra Ripley, was published in 1992.

#gonewiththewind   #scarletohara   #OldHollywood   #films   #movies   #blockbusters   #clarkgable   #thecivilwar   #antebellum  
#thisdayinhistory   #books  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history___

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2015-06-30 04:46:38 (55 comments, 1 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I... more »

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I think the best writing of my life has been done while I've been here. Certainly some of my best poems, and deifinitely some of my best insights and essays. I am proud to be part of the pioneers and First Gen'ers here, and I am so happy each and every day I visit!

So, to each one of you, I toast you and raise a glass to the next four years. Cheers!

#googleplus   #gplus4yearsanniversary   #fouryears  

Just a few of my fellow plussers that I've connected with over the years. Apologies for leaving anyone out... this is but a short list!

+Andrew Coffman +Patricia A. Duplantis +Pam Adger +Shannon Adelson +Ashlan Nathens +byron rempel +Dunken K Bliths +Patricio Briceño +Becky S. +Scott Cramer +Cheryl Saavedra +Cliff Roth +Keith Cramer +Di S +David Calderon +Christine DeGraff +eric orchard +Eileen A. McAllister +Elizabeth Bathory +Mike Elgan +Lori Friedrich +Ross Fergus +Paul Ferguson +frank j Zbink +Sean Guenther +Graham Knights +Bruce Garber +Orrin Grey +Jayme Hancock +Halfdan Reschat +Paul Hosking +Wayne Humfleet +J. A. Torres II +Lars Ivar Igesund +Elly Ice +Ivar Choi Espedalen +Johnny Zed +Jane Millerick +Jaana Nyström +Marc Jansen +Kyla Myers +steph wanamaker +Karen Cokenour +Krissy Rios Villegas +Lerato Majikfaerie +Sarah Lynne +La Wonder +LaDonna Pride +Lori Cramer +shirley lo +matthew rappaport +Mz Maau +Matt Tuomala +Noze P. +Brent Newhall +Henry A. Otero +morte oakley +Laughing Owl +Paul Stickland +Liz Quilty +Mark Richards +Roger R.H. King +Glenn Rogers +Mike Searle +Samuel Vain +Mark Traphagen +Today's Memory +Tom Rolfson +King Uke +Ryan Van Sickle +Dustin W. Stout +Rupert Wood +Martin Watson +Yonatan Zunger +Yoon-Mi Kim +Yifat Cohen +Jay Zalowitz +Johnny Zed +David Anders +Bearman Cartoons +David Calderon +Denis Labelle +HEATHER FAY +Charlie Hoover +Paul Hosking +Kay Solo +Branden Haize +Daniel Ely Rankin +pio dal cin +Shells Bells +Randy Stokes +Michael Vaughan +Michael Anderson +John Voshell +Lacerant Plainer +Mark-John Clifford +Dirk Reul ___

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2015-06-29 06:01:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Willie Nelson will always be a cool cat to me. Great one, Willie!

Thanks for catching my eye, +Paul Ferguson ...

You tell 'em +Willie Nelson!___Willie Nelson will always be a cool cat to me. Great one, Willie!

Thanks for catching my eye, +Paul Ferguson ...

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 558 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often known, is an auto icon.

#57chevy   #chevrolet   #guitar   #chevybelair   #belair   #cars   #automobile   #musicalinstruments   #g33k  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957_Chevrolet

via/ P.___

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2015-06-28 06:32:54 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Easy Rider

One more for the Netflix weekend queue...

Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South.

The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood phase of filmmaking during the early 1970s. The film was added to the Library of Congress National Registry in 1998.

A landmark counterculture film, and a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination", Easy Rider explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle. In Easy Rider, real drugs were used in scenes... more »

Easy Rider

One more for the Netflix weekend queue...

Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South.

The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood phase of filmmaking during the early 1970s. The film was added to the Library of Congress National Registry in 1998.

A landmark counterculture film, and a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination", Easy Rider explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle. In Easy Rider, real drugs were used in scenes showing the use of marijuana and other substances.

Full Review by El Maestro, Roger Ebert

Nobody went to see "Easy Rider" (1969) only once. It became one of the rallying-points of the late '60s, a road picture and a buddy picture, celebrating sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and the freedom of the open road. It did a lot of repeat business while the sweet smell of pot drifted through theaters. Seeing the movie years later is like opening a time capsule. It provides little shocks of recognition, as when you realize they aren't playing "Don't Bogart That Joint" for laughs.

Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play Captain America and Billy, journeying cross-country on their motorcycles, using a drug deal in Los Angeles to finance a trip to Mardi Gras. The drug is cocaine (sold to a dealer played by rock producer Phil Spector), but their drug of choice is marijuana. Billy gets the giggles around the campfire at night. Captain America, who could handle it better, is cool, quiet, remote, a Christ figure who flies the American flag on his gas tank, his helmet and the back of his leather jacket. (It would be a year later, after the release of "Joe," that flag decals were co-opted by the right.)

The making of the movie became a Hollywood legend. Fonda and Hopper took their screenplay (co-written with Terry Southern) to the traditional home of motorcycle movies, American-International Pictures. But Sam Arkoff turned them down, and they finally found funding at Columbia. The budget was so limited, there was no money for an original score, so Hopper, the director, slapped on a scratch track of rock 'n' roll standards for the first studio screening. The executives loved the sound and insisted the songs be left in, and "Easy Rider" begat countless later movies that were scored with oldies.

Motorcycle movies were not fashionable in 1969, although "Hell's Angels on Wheels" made an attempt in 1967 to break free of the booze-and-violence cliches. Directed by Richard Rush ("The Stunt Man"), it was a largely overlooked precursor to "Easy Rider," sharing the same cinematographer, Laszlo Kovacs, and even the same little-known actor in a colorful supporting role: Jack Nicholson, who played a gas station attendant named Poet. "Hell's Angels on Wheels" is a great-looking movie, but it took "Easy Rider" to link two symbols of rebellion -- motorcycles and the hippie counterculture -- and catch the spirit of the time.

"Easy Rider" was playing in theaters at about the time Woodstock Nation was gathering in upstate New York. It plays today more as a period piece than as living cinema, but it captures so surely the tone and look of that moment in time. There's heavy symbolism as Fonda throws away his wristwatch before setting off on the journey, and the establishing scenes, as Captain America and Billy stash their loot in a gas tank and set off down the backroads of the Southwest, are slowly paced -- heavy on scenery, light on dialogue, pregnant with symbolism and foreboding.

One of their bikes needs work, and they borrow tools at a ranch, leading to a labored visual juxtaposition of wheel-changing and horse-shoeing. Then they have dinner with the weathered rancher and his Mexican-American brood, and Fonda delivers the first of many quasi-profound lines he will dole out during the movie: "It's not every man who can live off the land, you know. You can be proud." (The rancher, who might understandably have replied, "Who the hell asked you?" nods gratefully.)

A hitchhiker leads them to a hippie commune that may have seemed inspiring in 1969, but today looks banal. A "performance troupe" sings "Does Your Hair Hang Low?" on a makeshift stage, while stoned would-be hippie farmers wander across the parched earth, scattering seed. "Uh, get any rain here?" Billy asks. "Thank you for a place to make a stand," Captain America says. The group leader gives the Captain and Billy a tab of acid and the solemn advice, "When you get to the right place, with the right people -- quarter this."

If "Easy Rider" had continued in the vein of its opening scenes, it's a good question whether anyone would remember it today. The film comes alive with the electrifying entry of the Jack Nicholson character, a lawyer named George Hanson whom they meet in a jail cell. (They have been jailed for "parading without a permit" after wheeling their bikes into a small-town parade.)

Historic moments in the cinema are not always this easy to identify: Nicholson had been in movies for years, but his jailhouse dialogue in "Easy Rider" instantly made him a star. "You boys don't look like you're from this part of the country," he says. He's an alcoholic lawyer on good terms with the cops; he arranges their release, supplies the name of a topnotch whorehouse in New Orleans, and says that he's started out for Mardi Gras many times without getting past the state line. That sets up the film's most famous shot: George on the back of Billy's motorcycle, wearing a football helmet.

Nicholson's work in "Easy Rider" created a sensation. Audiences loved his sardonic, irreverent personality and were primed for his next film, "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), with its immortal chicken salad sandwich dialogue. Then and now, "Easy Rider" comes alive while the Nicholson character is in the movie. That night around the campfire, he samples grass for the first time ("Lord have mercy, is that what that is?") and then explains his theory that extraterrestrials walk among us. He uses a confiding tone, sharing outrageous information as if he's conferring a favor; it would become his trademark.

George is killed shortly afterward, by rednecks who have seen them in a roadside cafe and decide they look "like refugees from a gorilla love-in." The impact of his death seems shortchanged in the movie, which hurries on to New Orleans.

Captain America and Billy find the legendary whorehouse and drop acid in the cemetery with two hookers (including Karen Black in one of her earliest film roles). It's a bad trip, but maybe they chose the wrong place with the wrong people.

The last act of the movie is preordained. There have been ominous omens along the way (and even a brief flash-forward to Captain America's flaming death). Rednecks in a pickup truck use a shotgun to blast both men from their bikes. The camera climbs high into the sky on a crane, pulling back to show us the inevitable fate, I guess, of anyone who dares to be different.

The symbolic deaths of heroes became common in movies after "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), and Pauline Kael noted in her "Easy Rider" review that "the movie's sentimental paranoia obviously rang true to a large, young audience's vision. In the late '60s, it was cool to feel that you couldn't win, that everything was rigged and hopeless."

One of the reasons that America inspires so many road pictures is that we have so many roads. One of the reasons we have so many buddy pictures is that Hollywood doesn't understand female characters (there are so many hookers in the movies because, as characters, they share the convenience of their real-life counterparts: They're easy to find and easy to get rid of.)

The motorcycle picture was a special kind of road/buddy movie that first came into view with Marlon Brando in "The Wild One" (1954), flourished in the late 1960s, and more or less disappeared a few years later. The movie grew out of pictures like "The Wild Angels" (1966, also starring Fonda), but it also expressed a notion that the counterculture believed in at the time: You could leave the city and return to more natural roots. A sweet idea, but one that did not coexist easily with drugs. In scenes like the one where Hopper and Fonda teach Nicholson how to inhale, there's a quietly approving air, as if life is a treatable disease, and pot is the cure.

But Billy is paranoid, probably because of all the grass he smokes, and in later scenes, they're oblivious to the dangers they invite with their strange appearance. (There's a scene where they excite teenage girls in a restaurant with their aura of sexual danger, and local Good Old Boys feel threatened and plot revenge.)

Many deep thoughts were written in 1969 about Fonda's dialogue in a scene the night before his death. Hopper is ecstatic because they've made it to their destination with their drug money intact. "We blew it," Fonda tells him. "We blew it, man." Heavy. But doesn't the movie play differently today from the way its makers intended? Cocaine in 1969 carried different connotations from those of today, and it is possible to see that Captain America and Billy died not only for our sins, but also for their own.

#easyrider   #films   #movies   #counterculture   #hippies   #motorcycles   #jacknicholson   #buddyfilm   #roadtriptips  

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-easy-rider-1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Rider

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2015-06-28 06:11:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Murder On The Orient Express

Since I was a kid, I've loved Agatha Christie books, mysteries, and who-dunnits. This movie captured Christie's flair for great storytelling and it'd be a perfect addition to any Netflix queue!

Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 British mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

The film (and book) features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Albert Finney stars as Poirot, who is asked by his friend Bianchi (Martin Balsam), a train company director, to investigate the murder of an American business tycoon, Mr. Ratchett (Richard Widmark), aboard the Orient Express train.

The suspects are portrayed by an all-star cast, including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman (delivering an Oscar-winning... more »

Murder On The Orient Express

Since I was a kid, I've loved Agatha Christie books, mysteries, and who-dunnits. This movie captured Christie's flair for great storytelling and it'd be a perfect addition to any Netflix queue!

Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 British mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

The film (and book) features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Albert Finney stars as Poirot, who is asked by his friend Bianchi (Martin Balsam), a train company director, to investigate the murder of an American business tycoon, Mr. Ratchett (Richard Widmark), aboard the Orient Express train.

The suspects are portrayed by an all-star cast, including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman (delivering an Oscar-winning performance), Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Perkins. The screenplay is by Paul Dehn as well as an uncredited Anthony Shaffer.

The film's tagline is: "The greatest cast of suspicious characters ever involved in murder."

The film was a success at the box office, given its tight budget of $1.4 million, earning $36 million in North America, making it the 11th highest grossing film of 1974.

Nat Cohen claimed it was the first film completely financed by a British company to make the top of the weekly US box office charts in Variety. The film received positive reviews upon release and holds a 100% "Fresh" rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 7.4/10.

Roger Ebert wrote that the film "provides a good time, high style, a loving salute to an earlier period of filmmaking". The New York Times gave the film 4 stars out of 5.

#murder   #mystery   #agathachristie   #orientexpress   #trains  ___

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2015-06-28 01:45:24 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

The Moat

Well, after inches and inches of rain poured down, the house is now surrounded by a moat. Massive water everywhere. We sandbagged around the windows to the basement, so hopefully those'll hold. The water rose another 3 inches after these pictures were taken.

I guess we need a boat to get around now. First the barn fire, then this. It's been quite a roller coaster ride lately...

#flood   #surroundedbywater   #sandbags  

Hicksville, Ohio

The Moat

Well, after inches and inches of rain poured down, the house is now surrounded by a moat. Massive water everywhere. We sandbagged around the windows to the basement, so hopefully those'll hold. The water rose another 3 inches after these pictures were taken.

I guess we need a boat to get around now. First the barn fire, then this. It's been quite a roller coaster ride lately...

#flood   #surroundedbywater   #sandbags  

Hicksville, Ohio___

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2015-06-26 04:35:26 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Movie Soundtracks: The Ones We Never Forget

Tomorrow, my +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS show is a TRIBUTE to James Horner, who just passed away. Having composed music for over 100 films, he was a huge contributor to the movie industry.

So, think about your all-time favorite movie soundtracks - the ones that have never left your mind. It might be an instrumental score or composition, a song, or even songs contributed to a soundtrack. But one thing is certain - music is absolutely a central part of all films and movies.

You can be years away and thousands of miles away from something that happened in your life, and all of a sudden you can be transported back to that time, simply by hearing that music again.

Music has that power, as do great soundtracks. So, what should I play tomorrow?

#film   #movies   #Hollywood   #soundtrack   #mo... more »

Movie Soundtracks: The Ones We Never Forget

Tomorrow, my +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS show is a TRIBUTE to James Horner, who just passed away. Having composed music for over 100 films, he was a huge contributor to the movie industry.

So, think about your all-time favorite movie soundtracks - the ones that have never left your mind. It might be an instrumental score or composition, a song, or even songs contributed to a soundtrack. But one thing is certain - music is absolutely a central part of all films and movies.

You can be years away and thousands of miles away from something that happened in your life, and all of a sudden you can be transported back to that time, simply by hearing that music again.

Music has that power, as do great soundtracks. So, what should I play tomorrow?

#film   #movies   #Hollywood   #soundtrack   #moviesoundtrack   #jameshorner  

Raiders of the Lost Ark Soundtrack - "The Raiders March"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4JfvdlKjHk

Cover art for a classic John Williams soundtrack...___

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2015-06-26 04:23:07 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Stunning Photos of Africa's Oldest Trees, Framed by Starlight

"Diamond Nights" captures the surreal beauty of ancient trees after nightfall, Story by Melissa Wiley/Smithsonian Magazine. Photographs by Beth Moon.

For the past 15 years, fine arts photographer Beth Moon has taken pictures of really old trees. She has journeyed around the world in search of trees notable for their size, age and history, photographing during the day. Her most recent series, titled "Diamond Nights," however, plays with starlight.

Southern Africa, with its diverse ecosystems, has appealed to Moon for a while. While working on her 2014 book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, Moon spent time in Madagascar photographing baobab trees. Captivated by their grandeur, she decided to locate different species of baobab in the region, traveling to South Africa and... more »

Stunning Photos of Africa's Oldest Trees, Framed by Starlight

"Diamond Nights" captures the surreal beauty of ancient trees after nightfall, Story by Melissa Wiley/Smithsonian Magazine. Photographs by Beth Moon.

For the past 15 years, fine arts photographer Beth Moon has taken pictures of really old trees. She has journeyed around the world in search of trees notable for their size, age and history, photographing during the day. Her most recent series, titled "Diamond Nights," however, plays with starlight.

Southern Africa, with its diverse ecosystems, has appealed to Moon for a while. While working on her 2014 book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, Moon spent time in Madagascar photographing baobab trees. Captivated by their grandeur, she decided to locate different species of baobab in the region, traveling to South Africa and Botswana. The quiver tree, an iconic aloe plant noteworthy for its height and ability to live hundreds of years in the heat of the African desert, brought her to Namibia.

Silhouetted against the night sky, these ancient trees appear otherworldly. Baobabs can live to be more than 1,000 years old, growing up to 80 feet high and 30 feet in diameter. Carl Taylor, a research associate with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, describes the tree: "When the leaves are off they have this immense trunk and these little stubbly branches, so it looks like somebody pulled them up from the ground and reversed them and the roots are growing aerially."

According to Taylor, while expanding populations and changes in land-use patterns pose a threat to baobabs, for the most part they are revered and allowed to grow quite large. "They're esoteric,” he says.

Moon decided to create her nightime-set tree series after reading about David Milarch in Jim Robbins' The Man Who Planted Trees. With the help of a local guide and tips from travelers, Moon tracked down the sites by day, scoped out a tree's best side, then returned after nightfall. Many times she returned on moonless nights. The darkness helped her to capture the details of ancient trees reacting to starlight that is millions of years old – by extension, capturing a sense of time and nature beyond ours.

“It’s hard to imagine because we have light so close to us in so many areas now," she says. "It’s a darkness like I don’t think I’ve ever experienced."

All of the trees and locations she has visited have been exciting in their own ways, Moon says; however, she found the abundance of stars to be a particularly memorable part of working on "Diamond Nights."

“Because these locations were so remote and away from light pollution, the skies were absolutely blazing," she recalls. "I had never seen the Milky Way in its entirety stretched out across the horizon. It was spectacular."

Moon believes that trees are important to many issues faced by the world today and hopes that her photography can place them in the spotlight. “They’re part of our landscape, maybe to the point of kind of taking them for granted,” she says. "So I thought these iconic old trees could start a larger conversation."

While she prefers to keep quite about her upcoming projects, Moon does not believe that she will tire of trees anytime soon. 

To view more of Beth Moon's work, visit her site: http://www.bethmoon.com/

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2015-06-26 03:41:27 (32 comments, 25 reshares, 500 +1s)Open 

66 Pontiac GTO

I have about a 40 minute commute into work each day, and I'm lucky if I see fifty cars and trucks along the way. In these hot summer months, I could just imagine crusing down this little-used highway I drive and having the tunes blaring, in my '66 GTO. It's a nice dream...

The GTO

The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac engineer Russell Gee, an engine specialist; Bill Collins, a chassis engineer; and Pontiac chief engineer John DeLorean. In early 1963, General Motors' management issued an edict banning divisions from involvement in auto racing. This followed the 1957 voluntary ban on automobile racing that was instituted by the Automobile Manufacturers Association.

By the early 1960s, Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance, and racing was an important component of that... more »

66 Pontiac GTO

I have about a 40 minute commute into work each day, and I'm lucky if I see fifty cars and trucks along the way. In these hot summer months, I could just imagine crusing down this little-used highway I drive and having the tunes blaring, in my '66 GTO. It's a nice dream...

The GTO

The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac engineer Russell Gee, an engine specialist; Bill Collins, a chassis engineer; and Pontiac chief engineer John DeLorean. In early 1963, General Motors' management issued an edict banning divisions from involvement in auto racing. This followed the 1957 voluntary ban on automobile racing that was instituted by the Automobile Manufacturers Association.

By the early 1960s, Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance, and racing was an important component of that strategy. With GM's ban on factory-sponsored racing, Pontiac's young, visionary management turned its attention to emphasizing street performance.

In his autobiography Glory Days, Pontiac chief marketing manager Jim Wangers, who worked for the division’s contract advertising and public relations agency, states that John DeLorean, Bill Collins' and Russ Gee were responsible for the GTO's creation. It involved transforming the upcoming redesigned Tempest (which was set to revert to a conventional front-engine, front transmission, rear-wheel drive configuration) into a "Super Tempest" with the larger 389 cu in (6.4 L) Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 326 cu in (5.3 L) Tempest V8.

By promoting the big-engine Tempest as a special high-performance model, they could appeal to the speed-minded youth market (which had also been recognized by Ford Motor Company's Lee Iacocca, who was at that time preparing the sporty Ford Mustang variant of the second generation Ford Falcon compact).

The GTO was basically a violation of GM policy limiting the A-body intermediate line to a maximum engine displacement of 330 cu in (5.4 L). Since the GTO was an option package for the Pontiac Tempest and not standard equipment, it could be considered to fall into a loophole in the policy. Pontiac general manager Elliot "Pete" Estes approved the new model, although sales manager Frank Bridge, who did not believe it would find a market, insisted on limiting initial production to 5,000 cars.

#cars   #automobile   #GM   #Pontiac   #GTO  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Pontiac_GTO

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2015-06-25 05:49:51 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Imperial March

Just because this is so damn epic!

And it holds a few cluses as to this week's +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS show theme...

The Imperial March

Just because this is so damn epic!

And it holds a few cluses as to this week's +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS show theme...___

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2015-06-25 05:15:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Paris Flea Markets: Marché aux Puces St.-Ouen de Clignancourt

What's the best thing (bargain, treasure) you've ever found or acquired at a flea market, estate sale, garage sale, or even in a secondhand store?

Years ago, I used to get up at 5am every Saturday morning to fight with other book scouts at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. There was a couple that simply found the best books in the area, and it was a free-for-all with dealers buying their stock. We'd start at the appointed minute, then it was like the running of the bulls.

Over the few years I did that, I built up an incredible library, for literally a dollar or two a book. One book that at least a dozen other dealers passed up I stopped and flipped through. I found I think six $20 bills folded inside. It was a good find! But my best was spending $1 for a seemingly... more »

Paris Flea Markets: Marché aux Puces St.-Ouen de Clignancourt

What's the best thing (bargain, treasure) you've ever found or acquired at a flea market, estate sale, garage sale, or even in a secondhand store?

Years ago, I used to get up at 5am every Saturday morning to fight with other book scouts at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. There was a couple that simply found the best books in the area, and it was a free-for-all with dealers buying their stock. We'd start at the appointed minute, then it was like the running of the bulls.

Over the few years I did that, I built up an incredible library, for literally a dollar or two a book. One book that at least a dozen other dealers passed up I stopped and flipped through. I found I think six $20 bills folded inside. It was a good find! But my best was spending $1 for a seemingly unvauable paperback that happened to be the second edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, with all the correct points. I sold that online for a few thousand dollars. 

It's like riding a bike for me - I know books, I've been a longtime rare bookseller and buyer, and I have a scouts eye.

What's your best find?

#books   #bookscout   #fleamarket   #estatesale   #garagesale  

image http://girlsguidetoparis.com/paris-flea-markets-marche-aux-puces/___

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2015-06-24 04:36:59 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

The World's Strangest Museum: A Look Inside Viktor Wynd's Mind-Bending Cabinet of Curiosities

Mermaids, scientific instruments, two headed lambs, blood squeezed from a stone, shrunken heads and occult paintings are just a few of the curiosities and oddities on display at the The Viktor Wynd Museum in East London.

Arranged with the sensibility of a 17th-century Wunderkabinett, the museum displays and sells an eccentric and seemingly random collection of objects curated by eccentric aesthete and self-proclaimed dandy Viktor Wynd.

Via the website, "By placing the rare and the beautiful on the same plane as the commonplace, banal & amusing this museum seeks not to educate but to subvert, to show the world not in a grain of sand, but in a Hackney basement."

See more at:... more »

The World's Strangest Museum: A Look Inside Viktor Wynd's Mind-Bending Cabinet of Curiosities

Mermaids, scientific instruments, two headed lambs, blood squeezed from a stone, shrunken heads and occult paintings are just a few of the curiosities and oddities on display at the The Viktor Wynd Museum in East London.

Arranged with the sensibility of a 17th-century Wunderkabinett, the museum displays and sells an eccentric and seemingly random collection of objects curated by eccentric aesthete and self-proclaimed dandy Viktor Wynd.

Via the website, "By placing the rare and the beautiful on the same plane as the commonplace, banal & amusing this museum seeks not to educate but to subvert, to show the world not in a grain of sand, but in a Hackney basement."

See more at: http://www.junk-culture.com/2015/01/the-worlds-strangest-museum-look-inside.html#sthash.8kSQWVbx.dpuf

#curiosities   #museum   #oddities   #London   #wunderkabinett  

http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/___

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2015-06-24 03:54:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet

Look at this magnificent beast. Gloriously beautiful.

After working with Karl Benz for a couple of years, August Horch started producing cars under his own name at August Horche & Cie in 1899. He left the company he began to form Audi in 1909. Production of Horch models continued without him, and in 1935 the Horch Company introduced a new model with a 5-litre, straight-eight engine called the Horch 850.

The shorter wheelbase 853 was very popular among Germany’s rich and famous, offering luxury at a very competitive price. The last Horch was built in 1958.

This Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet has coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck Company of Berlin, one of Germany’s most avant garde coachbuilders, famous for some of the world’s finest roadsters.

#cars   #automobile   #classiccars   #horch ... more »

1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet

Look at this magnificent beast. Gloriously beautiful.

After working with Karl Benz for a couple of years, August Horch started producing cars under his own name at August Horche & Cie in 1899. He left the company he began to form Audi in 1909. Production of Horch models continued without him, and in 1935 the Horch Company introduced a new model with a 5-litre, straight-eight engine called the Horch 850.

The shorter wheelbase 853 was very popular among Germany’s rich and famous, offering luxury at a very competitive price. The last Horch was built in 1958.

This Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet has coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck Company of Berlin, one of Germany’s most avant garde coachbuilders, famous for some of the world’s finest roadsters.

#cars   #automobile   #classiccars   #horch   #cabriolet  

via/
http://www.sportscardigest.com/1937-horch-853-voll-ruhrbeck-sport-cabriolet-photo-gallery/___

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2015-06-24 03:38:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Vintage Film Noir Movie Nosferatu  Shower Curtain

This will definitely creep out any visitors to the guest bathroom, and it's cool to boot.

About Nosferatu : Roger Ebert's Review

To watch F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922) is to see the vampire movie before it had really seen itself. Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in clichés, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and more than 30 other films. The film is in awe of its material. It seems to really believe in vampires.

Max Schreck, who plays the vampire, avoids most of the theatrical touches that would distract from all the later performances, from Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee to Frank Langella to Gary Oldman. The vampire should come across not like a flamboyant actor but like a man suffering from a dread curse. Schreck plays thec... more »

Vintage Film Noir Movie Nosferatu  Shower Curtain

This will definitely creep out any visitors to the guest bathroom, and it's cool to boot.

About Nosferatu : Roger Ebert's Review

To watch F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922) is to see the vampire movie before it had really seen itself. Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in clichés, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and more than 30 other films. The film is in awe of its material. It seems to really believe in vampires.

Max Schreck, who plays the vampire, avoids most of the theatrical touches that would distract from all the later performances, from Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee to Frank Langella to Gary Oldman. The vampire should come across not like a flamboyant actor but like a man suffering from a dread curse. Schreck plays the count more like an animal than a human being; the art direction by Murnau's collaborator, Albin Grau, gives him bat ears, clawlike nails and fangs that are in the middle of his mouth like a rodent’s, instead of on the sides like on a Halloween mask.

Murnau's silent film was based on the Bram Stoker novel, but the title and character names were changed because Stoker's widow charged, not unreasonably, that her husband's estate was being ripped off. Ironically, in the long run Murnau was the making of Stoker, because “Nosferatu” inspired dozens of other Dracula films, none of them as artistic or unforgettable, although Werner Herzog's 1979 version with Klaus Kinski comes closest.

“Nosferatu” is a better title, anyway, than “Dracula.” Say “Dracula” and you smile. Say “Nosferatu” and you've eaten a lemon. Murnau's story begins in Bremen, Germany. Knock (Alexander Granach), a simian little real estate agent, assigns his employee Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to visit the remote castle of Count Orlok, who wishes to buy a house in town--"a deserted one." A clue to the story can be found in Orlok's letter, which we see over Knock's shoulder. It is written in occult symbols; since Knock can read it, we should not be surprised later when he calls Orlok “Master.”

During Hutter's trip to Orlok's lair in the Carpathian Mountains, Murnau's images foretell doom. In an inn, all of the customers fall silent when Hutter mentions Orlok's name. Outside, horses bolt and run, and a hyena snarls before slinking away. At Hutter's bedside, he finds a book that explains vampire lore: They must sleep, he learns, in earth from the graveyards of the Black Death.

Read the full, great review here
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-nosferatu-1922

#nosferatu   #classicmovies   #showercurtain   #g33k  

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/178860067/vintage-film-noir-movie-strip-nosferatu___

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2015-06-23 05:45:31 (12 comments, 20 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

Goodnight, All

I hope you have huge dreams tonight, pleasant dreams, and that you get to explore the universe as I do each night...

The Carina Nebula is a region of massive star formation in the southern skies. This panorama of the Carina Nebula was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

It was taken by a team of astronomers with Hubble’s cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth – and death – is taking place.

#space   #spaceexploration   #universe   #thestars   #dreaming  

http://www.bt-images.net/incredible-universe/

Goodnight, All

I hope you have huge dreams tonight, pleasant dreams, and that you get to explore the universe as I do each night...

The Carina Nebula is a region of massive star formation in the southern skies. This panorama of the Carina Nebula was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

It was taken by a team of astronomers with Hubble’s cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth – and death – is taking place.

#space   #spaceexploration   #universe   #thestars   #dreaming  

http://www.bt-images.net/incredible-universe/___

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2015-06-23 04:26:15 (46 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

ONE THING ABOUT ME...

Way back when, in the early years of G+, we had a blast asking questions and seeing the fascinating responses. I had asked people to tell me two things about themselves that nobody knew, and I got the most incredible, brilliant responses. Now, as my 4 Year Anniversary approaches, I though I might revisit that concept.

Tell us ONE THING about yourself that no one on G+ knows about you. No one!

I'll start: in the 8th grade, I was chosen to design the cover and inner artwork for our yearbook at the Country Day School I attended. I spend months on it, and it ended up being cool. But, of course, it featured a rainbow. ha! What's your story??? (I'll send five bucks to the person who knows the significance of the three question marks...)

#onething   #onethingaboutme   #whoiam   #mylife   #lifestories  #sto... more »

ONE THING ABOUT ME...

Way back when, in the early years of G+, we had a blast asking questions and seeing the fascinating responses. I had asked people to tell me two things about themselves that nobody knew, and I got the most incredible, brilliant responses. Now, as my 4 Year Anniversary approaches, I though I might revisit that concept.

Tell us ONE THING about yourself that no one on G+ knows about you. No one!

I'll start: in the 8th grade, I was chosen to design the cover and inner artwork for our yearbook at the Country Day School I attended. I spend months on it, and it ended up being cool. But, of course, it featured a rainbow. ha! What's your story??? (I'll send five bucks to the person who knows the significance of the three question marks...)

#onething   #onethingaboutme   #whoiam   #mylife   #lifestories   #storytelling   #yearbook   #graphicdesign  

Original Two Things Post

https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/dGTBdCvPgnf

Sad that 78 people redacted their thoughts...

Two Things That You've Found
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/65k8U9ydw1k

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+Di S +Dunken K Bliths +Andrew Coffman +Pam Adger +Ashlan Nathens +Scott Cramer +Keith Cramer +Christine DeGraff +eric orchard +Mike Elgan +Lori Friedrich +Paul Ferguson +Sean Guenther +Graham Knights +Jayme Hancock +Halfdan Reschat +Paul Hosking +J. A. Torres II +Elly Ice +Jaana Nyström +Karen Cokenour +Kyla Myers +Lerato Majikfaerie +Sarah Lynne +La Wonder +LaDonna Pride +matthew rappaport +Mz Maau +Noze P. +Henry A. Otero +Orrin Grey +Paul Stickland +Patricia A. Duplantis +Patricio Briceño +Liz Quilty +Mark Richards +steph wanamaker +Cheryl Saavedra +Mark Traphagen +King Uke +Samuel Vain +Vic Gundotra +Dustin W. Stout +Martin Watson +Xea Baudoin +Yonatan Zunger +Yoon-Mi Kim +Yifat Cohen +Jay Zalowitz ___

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2015-06-23 03:21:03 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Captain America: The Winter Solider

We're finally gettting through the Marvel Universe. I posted about this not long ago - we are far, far behind everyone else with the Marvel films, but as we loved the first Captain film, we dove into this one this weekend. Not as nostalgic and interesting to me personally (more of a lover of the WWII era) but this film kept your attention all the way through.

It was liking being stuck on a roller coaster ride for two hours: exhilarating! Can't wait for the next film!

#marveluniverse   #captainamerica   #marvelcomics  

Captain America: The Winter Solider

We're finally gettting through the Marvel Universe. I posted about this not long ago - we are far, far behind everyone else with the Marvel films, but as we loved the first Captain film, we dove into this one this weekend. Not as nostalgic and interesting to me personally (more of a lover of the WWII era) but this film kept your attention all the way through.

It was liking being stuck on a roller coaster ride for two hours: exhilarating! Can't wait for the next film!

#marveluniverse   #captainamerica   #marvelcomics  ___

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2015-06-19 05:20:40 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

McSwain Skull & Bones Guitar

I don't know why I'm addicted to unusual and cool guitars (since I don't play them) but I am. As a singer, I can appreciate the magic that comes from amazing guitars and guitarists. I think they're incredible to keep around (for when true musicians visit) and I'd have a hundred if I could.

McSwain does incredible work and the craftsmanship is self-evident here. Really well done, and now I have to have one. ha!

Solid carved top mahogany Junior McSwain body, 3-piece mahogany neck with aluminum bound ebony fretboard. The Skull & Bones emblem is carved from aluminum plate as well as the fret markers. It is loaded with Arcane P90 pickups and has 2 vol and 1 tone. Kluson Deluxe vintage tuners and a TonePros bridge.

#skullandbones   #guitar   #guitarist   #handcrafted   #mcswain   #pirates  
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McSwain Skull & Bones Guitar

I don't know why I'm addicted to unusual and cool guitars (since I don't play them) but I am. As a singer, I can appreciate the magic that comes from amazing guitars and guitarists. I think they're incredible to keep around (for when true musicians visit) and I'd have a hundred if I could.

McSwain does incredible work and the craftsmanship is self-evident here. Really well done, and now I have to have one. ha!

Solid carved top mahogany Junior McSwain body, 3-piece mahogany neck with aluminum bound ebony fretboard. The Skull & Bones emblem is carved from aluminum plate as well as the fret markers. It is loaded with Arcane P90 pickups and has 2 vol and 1 tone. Kluson Deluxe vintage tuners and a TonePros bridge.

#skullandbones   #guitar   #guitarist   #handcrafted   #mcswain   #pirates  

via/ http://www.mcswainguitars.com/guitars/skull-bones/___

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2015-06-19 05:02:59 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Lunchboxes: Do You remember Yours From Childhood?

Think back to being a kid, you know, the Old School days. Did you have a lunchbox? Many kids did - I did. Do you remember what theme yours had? I asked this question about three years ago here, and as we always have noobies and everything old is new (cough), I'll ask again:

What characters/ TV shows / movies adorned your lunchbox?

I seem to remember it being either Space:1999 or Scooby-Doo or maybe Speed Racer, some of my favs. Though it probably changed often...

#lunchbox   #nostalgia   #ThrowbackThursday   #childhood   #childhoodmemories   #schooldays  

My original post on vintage lunchboxes
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/79eFGp52hwi

Lunchboxes: Do You remember Yours From Childhood?

Think back to being a kid, you know, the Old School days. Did you have a lunchbox? Many kids did - I did. Do you remember what theme yours had? I asked this question about three years ago here, and as we always have noobies and everything old is new (cough), I'll ask again:

What characters/ TV shows / movies adorned your lunchbox?

I seem to remember it being either Space:1999 or Scooby-Doo or maybe Speed Racer, some of my favs. Though it probably changed often...

#lunchbox   #nostalgia   #ThrowbackThursday   #childhood   #childhoodmemories   #schooldays  

My original post on vintage lunchboxes
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/79eFGp52hwi___

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2015-06-19 04:46:42 (11 comments, 13 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

VW Campervan Wallet/Business Card Holder

An Official VW card holder designed on the original version of the iconic VW campervan. Complete with 7 deep sections, this cool gift is perfect to keep your bank cards and business cards safe.

Product Information:

Front view of a VW campervan T1 design.

Available in Red & Black, Avocado & Cream and Blue & Cream

Product Features:

Metal Card Holder with campervan design
Enamel Colored Design
7 Deep Sections inside
Click closing clasp
Gift Boxed
Officially Licensed by VW
Product Dimensions (Approx):

Card Holder: 11cm(L) x 7cm(W) x 2cm(D) Approx
Card Holder Box: 12cm(L) x 8cm(W) x 2.5cm(D) Approx


#VW   #volkswagen   #vwcampervan   #wallet   #coolstuff  
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VW Campervan Wallet/Business Card Holder

An Official VW card holder designed on the original version of the iconic VW campervan. Complete with 7 deep sections, this cool gift is perfect to keep your bank cards and business cards safe.

Product Information:

Front view of a VW campervan T1 design.

Available in Red & Black, Avocado & Cream and Blue & Cream

Product Features:

Metal Card Holder with campervan design
Enamel Colored Design
7 Deep Sections inside
Click closing clasp
Gift Boxed
Officially Licensed by VW
Product Dimensions (Approx):

Card Holder: 11cm(L) x 7cm(W) x 2cm(D) Approx
Card Holder Box: 12cm(L) x 8cm(W) x 2.5cm(D) Approx


#VW   #volkswagen   #vwcampervan   #wallet   #coolstuff  

via/ http://coolvwstuff.com/collections/wallets-business-card-holders-bus

Pictures of VW Campervans
http://bit.ly/VWCampervan___

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2015-06-19 04:22:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

WHOLOCK - Sherlock Meets The Doctor!

I know this has made the rounds over the years - but it's still incredible, and it's a reminder of the greatness of Doctor Who & Sherlock.

I get my fix of Doctor Who often enough, but sadly, each year is a year of pain usually with Sherlock due to the thin amount of episodes. Soon, soon, we'll have an Xmas epi to tide us over ... for a while! :-)

#doctorwho   #sherlock   #doctorwhofans   +The Sherlock Society 

WHOLOCK - Sherlock Meets The Doctor!

I know this has made the rounds over the years - but it's still incredible, and it's a reminder of the greatness of Doctor Who & Sherlock.

I get my fix of Doctor Who often enough, but sadly, each year is a year of pain usually with Sherlock due to the thin amount of episodes. Soon, soon, we'll have an Xmas epi to tide us over ... for a while! :-)

#doctorwho   #sherlock   #doctorwhofans   +The Sherlock Society ___

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2015-06-18 04:09:29 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Loving or Hating Short Stories

For me, though I wrote my fair share of short stories early on, they kind of fell out of favor with me. It wasn't the process or the storytelling that kept me from wanting to write more - it was simply that they always felt abridged or condensed  to me. 

I'm more of a fan of complete arcs in storytelling, and they were never quite satisfying enough. Not to say that there aren't incredible, out-of-this-world short stories out there - they just weren't my cup of tea.

So I guess I'd probably have to agree with Mr. King on this one. I'm open to reading brilliant ones again, and there certianly are enough classic short stories to keep me busy until my end of days, but for now, I'll take complete tales any day. How about you?

#stephenking   #shortstories   #writers   #writing  
Sou... more »

Loving or Hating Short Stories

For me, though I wrote my fair share of short stories early on, they kind of fell out of favor with me. It wasn't the process or the storytelling that kept me from wanting to write more - it was simply that they always felt abridged or condensed  to me. 

I'm more of a fan of complete arcs in storytelling, and they were never quite satisfying enough. Not to say that there aren't incredible, out-of-this-world short stories out there - they just weren't my cup of tea.

So I guess I'd probably have to agree with Mr. King on this one. I'm open to reading brilliant ones again, and there certianly are enough classic short stories to keep me busy until my end of days, but for now, I'll take complete tales any day. How about you?

#stephenking   #shortstories   #writers   #writing  

Source is murky, at best...___

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2015-06-17 05:29:44 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who TARDIS Ukulele: Custom Shaped/Painted

"This is a $700 custom Doctor Who ukulele made and sold by Etsy seller celentanowoodworks. The body looks like a TARDIS and it also has a custom Doctor Who logo head. Did I ever tell you I tried out for a ukulele spot in my high school's marching band? The band teacher was like, "We don't need ukulele any players" and I was all, "You only THINK you don't," before pretending the ukulele was my penis and I was wailing on it like Jimi Hendrix." 

"I was seriously this close to setting the thing on fire when he sent me to the principal's office."

#doctorwho   #tardis   #ukulele   #scifi   #doctorwhofans  

Story via/
http://geekologie.com/2013/09/-tiptoe-through-time-stream-with-meeeeee.php
etsy... more »

Doctor Who TARDIS Ukulele: Custom Shaped/Painted

"This is a $700 custom Doctor Who ukulele made and sold by Etsy seller celentanowoodworks. The body looks like a TARDIS and it also has a custom Doctor Who logo head. Did I ever tell you I tried out for a ukulele spot in my high school's marching band? The band teacher was like, "We don't need ukulele any players" and I was all, "You only THINK you don't," before pretending the ukulele was my penis and I was wailing on it like Jimi Hendrix." 

"I was seriously this close to setting the thing on fire when he sent me to the principal's office."

#doctorwho   #tardis   #ukulele   #scifi   #doctorwhofans  

Story via/
http://geekologie.com/2013/09/-tiptoe-through-time-stream-with-meeeeee.php

etsy.com/listing/158087516/tardis-ukulele-doctor-who-inspired

Tag, +King Uke ___

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2015-06-17 04:12:56 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

If It's Been A While, Let's Connect!

My stream is flooded with Collections posts. I've probably deleted 1000 or more so far (it's turning into a full-time job). I'm missing posts from old friends and people I've talked to forever. 99% of my stream is from people I don't know, not in the slightest. So -- I'm once again going to the mattresses back to circles and creating one, single, must-read daily circle.

If we've talked a lot in the past, let me know. Post a message. Give me a reminder, since I feel like I'm walking in that bog in Lord of the Rings right now. I literally am completely lost with figuring this out, and doing little things like working insane hours at my day job. [insert wide grin here]. 

I'm sorry if I've missed major momenst in your life (I probably have: thanks, Google+) but I'm sure... more »

If It's Been A While, Let's Connect!

My stream is flooded with Collections posts. I've probably deleted 1000 or more so far (it's turning into a full-time job). I'm missing posts from old friends and people I've talked to forever. 99% of my stream is from people I don't know, not in the slightest. So -- I'm once again going to the mattresses back to circles and creating one, single, must-read daily circle.

If we've talked a lot in the past, let me know. Post a message. Give me a reminder, since I feel like I'm walking in that bog in Lord of the Rings right now. I literally am completely lost with figuring this out, and doing little things like working insane hours at my day job. [insert wide grin here]. 

I'm sorry if I've missed major momenst in your life (I probably have: thanks, Google+) but I'm sure I'm not alone in swimming through this infernal quagmire. Anyway, I'm working on this...

#gplus   #gpluscircles   #gettingorganized   #friendship  ___

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2015-06-16 03:49:11 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

The Secret Room

I would totally do this, any time. I'm addicted to secret rooms and passages, and things right out of films like National Treasure. It speaks to the history buff in me! A secret library? Check. A hidden Man or Lady Cave? Check. Dark, mysterious passgaes and rooms right out of Young Frankenstein? Check.

About Carter The Magician (or, Carter The Great)

Charles Joseph Carter (June 14, 1874 – February 13, 1936) was an American stage magician, also known as Carter the Great.

A native of San Francisco, California, Carter began his career as a journalist and lawyer. As time passed, he grew an interest in magic. Due to stiff competition from the number of magic acts on the American stages at the time, Carter opted to pursue his career abroad, where he achieved his greatest fame.

Among the highlights ofC... more »

The Secret Room

I would totally do this, any time. I'm addicted to secret rooms and passages, and things right out of films like National Treasure. It speaks to the history buff in me! A secret library? Check. A hidden Man or Lady Cave? Check. Dark, mysterious passgaes and rooms right out of Young Frankenstein? Check.

About Carter The Magician (or, Carter The Great)

Charles Joseph Carter (June 14, 1874 – February 13, 1936) was an American stage magician, also known as Carter the Great.

A native of San Francisco, California, Carter began his career as a journalist and lawyer. As time passed, he grew an interest in magic. Due to stiff competition from the number of magic acts on the American stages at the time, Carter opted to pursue his career abroad, where he achieved his greatest fame.

Among the highlights of Carter's stage performances during his career were the classic "sawing a woman in half" illusion (an elaborate surgical-themed version with "nurses" in attendance), making a live elephant disappear and "cheating the gallows", where a shrouded Carter would vanish, just as he dropped at the end of a hangman's noose.

Carter's first theatrical experience occurred at the Herzog's museum and Pat Harris' Masonic Temple in Baltimore at the age of 10, where he appeared as Master Charles Carter the Original Boy Magician.

Carter purchased the famous Martinka Magic Palace in 1917, a time when he was unable to continue his world touring magic show. The story goes that he kept his lion, Monty in the back room of the shop and when it would roar, the startled customers would run for the door.

#secretpassage   #hiddenroom   #magic   #magician   #mancave   #carterthemagician  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Joseph_Carter

desiretoinspire.net___

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2015-06-16 03:34:42 (22 comments, 31 reshares, 532 +1s)Open 

Captain America: The First Avenger & Marvel's The Avengers

Look, we're on a farm, and quite a bit behind the times sometimes. Heck, It's a miracle to get the partner watching a movie (any movie) with me sometimes. But we both LOVE the whole Marvel Universe. 

We watched Captain America: The First Avenger a few weeks back (for the first time ever) and completely loved it! As I'm a huge WWII buff, and fan of anything from that era, it was spot-on cool for me. Then, tonight, we lamented the fact that we didn't want to rent Marvel's The Avengers so we could keep up with the timeline - until we realized that we owned this on Blu-Ray! 

Switched a few cables, hooked up the machine, and we laughed and enjoyed ourselves all the way through. It was LOUD, full of humour, and a great thrill-ride for us. Blaine might not watch all the art andI... more »

Captain America: The First Avenger & Marvel's The Avengers

Look, we're on a farm, and quite a bit behind the times sometimes. Heck, It's a miracle to get the partner watching a movie (any movie) with me sometimes. But we both LOVE the whole Marvel Universe. 

We watched Captain America: The First Avenger a few weeks back (for the first time ever) and completely loved it! As I'm a huge WWII buff, and fan of anything from that era, it was spot-on cool for me. Then, tonight, we lamented the fact that we didn't want to rent Marvel's The Avengers so we could keep up with the timeline - until we realized that we owned this on Blu-Ray! 

Switched a few cables, hooked up the machine, and we laughed and enjoyed ourselves all the way through. It was LOUD, full of humour, and a great thrill-ride for us. Blaine might not watch all the art and Indie films I do, or enjoy the endless series I record, cough, like, Game of Thrones etc, but when it comes to Marvel, we're on the same page. 

It was a great "night out at the movies" for us tonight, even if it was years after the fact!

#captainamerica   #theavengers   #marvel   #marveluniverse

via/ marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/File:Captain-America-The-First-Avenger_63decd90.jpg___

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2015-06-14 05:48:34 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

What's For Sunday Breakfast?

Wherever you are in the world, if having brekkie on a Sunday is part of your ritual, what's on the menu? Even if it's not -- what would be the perfect Sunday breakfast for you? 

For me, it would be probably be an Irish breakfast:

Irish bacon or rashers
Irish local Sausages
Black and white Pudding
100g of baked Beans
An Egg
Mushrooms
A medium Tomatoe halved
Potato Farl or boxty or some cold cooked potato leftovers from yesterdays dinner (traditionalists only), though I think I'd like warm potatoes...

Served with a side of
Thick slices of soda or traditional Irish brown bread.
Irish creamery butter
Jam (optional)
Breakfast tea
Orange juice

#irishbreakfast   #sundaymorning   #sundaybreakfast   #breakfast
d... more »

What's For Sunday Breakfast?

Wherever you are in the world, if having brekkie on a Sunday is part of your ritual, what's on the menu? Even if it's not -- what would be the perfect Sunday breakfast for you? 

For me, it would be probably be an Irish breakfast:

Irish bacon or rashers
Irish local Sausages
Black and white Pudding
100g of baked Beans
An Egg
Mushrooms
A medium Tomatoe halved
Potato Farl or boxty or some cold cooked potato leftovers from yesterdays dinner (traditionalists only), though I think I'd like warm potatoes...

Served with a side of
Thick slices of soda or traditional Irish brown bread.
Irish creamery butter
Jam (optional)
Breakfast tea
Orange juice

#irishbreakfast   #sundaymorning   #sundaybreakfast   #breakfast

discoveringireland.com/the-full-irish-breakfast/ 

Food pictures never seem quite to look right to me here, so I've included a generic, but cool, one of the 'ol standby: doughnuts...___

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2015-06-14 05:16:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Lady Is A Lush

A vintage pulp paperback...

#pulpfiction   #pulp   #vintagebooks   #paperback   #books  

Unk. Source.

The Lady Is A Lush

A vintage pulp paperback...

#pulpfiction   #pulp   #vintagebooks   #paperback   #books  

Unk. Source.___

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2015-06-14 04:49:49 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Congress Adopts the Stars and Stripes Officially On This Day in History, 1777

#thisdayinhistory   #starsandstripes   #americanhistory   #flag  

The Stars and Stripes

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." The national flag, which became known as the "Stars and Stripes," was based on the "Grand Union" flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes.

According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.

With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.

On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and in 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day,  a national day of observance.

#starsandstripes   #flagday2013   #flagday  

via/ http://bit.ly/11kjwpf___Congress Adopts the Stars and Stripes Officially On This Day in History, 1777

#thisdayinhistory   #starsandstripes   #americanhistory   #flag  

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2015-06-12 05:58:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The MVP Light Sports Amphibious Aircraft Is Right Around The Corner

When everyone is completely after flying cars, a Minnesota-based startup is designing an advanced plane, which is out of comic books. The world’s Most Advanced Plane (MVP) is designed as a light sports amphibious aircraft that flies at 104-knots. According to the maker’s the aircraft will be available as a fast build kit (ELSA) and as a full experimental kit (E-AB) in about three years’ time.

The amphibious aircraft, with exciting features to ride on the waves, comes with a folding floor, and a fine gullwing cockpit that transforms the plane into a bass boat – so you can sit on the deck and catch a fish or lay on the hammock slinging across the tail of the boat. Designed to house two people in the cockpit, the MVP is made from carbon fiber. The hull and the spars are made in lightweightmateria... more »

The MVP Light Sports Amphibious Aircraft Is Right Around The Corner

When everyone is completely after flying cars, a Minnesota-based startup is designing an advanced plane, which is out of comic books. The world’s Most Advanced Plane (MVP) is designed as a light sports amphibious aircraft that flies at 104-knots. According to the maker’s the aircraft will be available as a fast build kit (ELSA) and as a full experimental kit (E-AB) in about three years’ time.

The amphibious aircraft, with exciting features to ride on the waves, comes with a folding floor, and a fine gullwing cockpit that transforms the plane into a bass boat – so you can sit on the deck and catch a fish or lay on the hammock slinging across the tail of the boat. Designed to house two people in the cockpit, the MVP is made from carbon fiber. The hull and the spars are made in lightweight material while the wings are covered in fabric.

For easy docking on the ports, or to tuck away nicely within the woods, the MVP features folding wings. It also has a specially designed tent that can be pitched on the flat floor of the boat, to transform the floating flyer into a home away from home. Scheduled to be built in collaboration with Glasair in Oregon and Fibercraft in Florida, the Most Advanced Plane will be powered by 100 hp Rotax engine.

#mvp   #futureaircraft   #amphibious   #sportsaircraft   #boatplane  

Badass Video - Your Passport to the Planet
youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-UW8Vfw6Y

via/
damngeeky.com/2014/08/21/24232/worlds-advanced-plane-light-sports-amphibious-aircraft.html___

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2015-06-12 05:29:21 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Monty Python

I used to sneak out into the living room as a kid and watch some episodes in the middle of the night. This was back when we had a Betamax recorder (the days of three channels plus PBS and some UHF channels).

I was always very quiet so as to not alert my parents to my subversive activities. I was addicted to their surreal comedy (and Benny Hill ) at a young age. 

#montypython   #sketchcomedy   #tvshow   #britishcomedy  

image via imdb

Monty Python

I used to sneak out into the living room as a kid and watch some episodes in the middle of the night. This was back when we had a Betamax recorder (the days of three channels plus PBS and some UHF channels).

I was always very quiet so as to not alert my parents to my subversive activities. I was addicted to their surreal comedy (and Benny Hill ) at a young age. 

#montypython   #sketchcomedy   #tvshow   #britishcomedy  

image via imdb___

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2015-06-12 04:34:39 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The Ouija Board: What a Strange & Mysterious History

The Ouija board, in fact, came straight out of the American 19th century obsession with spiritualism, the belief that the dead are able to communicate with the living. Spiritualism, which had been around for years in Europe, hit America hard in 1848 with the sudden prominence of the Fox sisters of upstate New York; the Foxes claimed to receive messages from spirits who rapped on the walls in answer to questions, recreating this feat of channeling in parlors across the state....

#ouijaboard   #mysteries   #history   #boardgames   #19thcentury   #spiritualism   #americanhistory  

The Ouija Board: What a Strange & Mysterious History

The Ouija board, in fact, came straight out of the American 19th century obsession with spiritualism, the belief that the dead are able to communicate with the living. Spiritualism, which had been around for years in Europe, hit America hard in 1848 with the sudden prominence of the Fox sisters of upstate New York; the Foxes claimed to receive messages from spirits who rapped on the walls in answer to questions, recreating this feat of channeling in parlors across the state....

#ouijaboard   #mysteries   #history   #boardgames   #19thcentury   #spiritualism   #americanhistory  ___

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2015-06-12 03:23:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Home Design and Decor: We Do All The Thinking For You

I'm sure there must have been plenty of places like this (and with HOA rules in place), but damn. "Approved color schemes?" I would've rebelled in an instant. No thanks.

#homedesign   #home   #house   #nostalgia  

via/ http://tackorama.tumblr.com/image/6103943194

Home Design and Decor: We Do All The Thinking For You

I'm sure there must have been plenty of places like this (and with HOA rules in place), but damn. "Approved color schemes?" I would've rebelled in an instant. No thanks.

#homedesign   #home   #house   #nostalgia  

via/ http://tackorama.tumblr.com/image/6103943194___

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2015-06-12 02:58:46 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

PONG

Going Old School

Update: That's a picture of Tennis on the Magnavox Odyssey, the game that inspired PONG. Corrected below by a savvy reader.

Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games and the very first sports arcade video game. It is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity.

The aim is to defeat an opponent in a simulated table-tennis game by earning a higher score. The game was originally manufactured by Atari Incorporated (Atari), which released it in 1972. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the idea on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey,... more »

PONG

Going Old School

Update: That's a picture of Tennis on the Magnavox Odyssey, the game that inspired PONG. Corrected below by a savvy reader.

Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games and the very first sports arcade video game. It is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity.

The aim is to defeat an opponent in a simulated table-tennis game by earning a higher score. The game was originally manufactured by Atari Incorporated (Atari), which released it in 1972. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the idea on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey, which later resulted in a lawsuit against Atari. Surprised by the quality of Alcorn's work, Bushnell and Atari co-founder Ted Dabney decided to manufacture the game.

Pong quickly became a success and is the first commercially successful arcade video game machine, which helped to establish the video game industry along with the first home console, the Magnavox Odyssey. Soon after its release, several companies began producing games that copied Pong‍ '​s gameplay, and eventually released new types of games.

As a result, Atari encouraged its staff to produce more innovative games. The company released several sequels that built upon the original's gameplay by adding new features. During the 1975 Christmas season, Atari released a home version of Pong exclusively through Sears retail stores. It was also a commercial success and led to numerous copies. The game has been remade on numerous home and portable platforms following its release. Pong has been referenced and parodied in multiple television shows and video games, and has been a part of several video game and cultural exhibitions.

#oldschool   #pong   #retrogaming   #atari   #arcade  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong

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2015-06-11 15:48:05 (30 comments, 31 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Sweet Dreams, Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee was 93 years old (born the same year as Stan Lee!), and the dude has lived a crazy life. He witnessed the last public guillotine execution in France. He fought admirably throughout World War II. He's still releasing Christmas-inspired metal songs. And he's the only member of the modern Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit cast to have ever met with JRR Tolkien - who gave him his blessing to one day play Gandalf.

Of course, eventually Christopher Lee did get cast on the big-screen Lord of the Rings adaptation - but as Saruman, who's pretty much the antithesis of Gandalf. Still - he gave it everything he had, frequently discussing Tolkien's lore with director Peter Jackson, helping people with their Elvish (a language Lee spoke), and playing the hell out of the evilest wizard around.

And even at... more »

Sweet Dreams, Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee was 93 years old (born the same year as Stan Lee!), and the dude has lived a crazy life. He witnessed the last public guillotine execution in France. He fought admirably throughout World War II. He's still releasing Christmas-inspired metal songs. And he's the only member of the modern Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit cast to have ever met with JRR Tolkien - who gave him his blessing to one day play Gandalf.

Of course, eventually Christopher Lee did get cast on the big-screen Lord of the Rings adaptation - but as Saruman, who's pretty much the antithesis of Gandalf. Still - he gave it everything he had, frequently discussing Tolkien's lore with director Peter Jackson, helping people with their Elvish (a language Lee spoke), and playing the hell out of the evilest wizard around.

And even at 92 years old, he kept playing his part. Rest in peace, Sir Christopher Lee. Rest in peace.

#christopherlee   #lordoftherings   #thehobbt   #starwars   #dracula   #RIP  

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2015-06-11 05:49:56 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Toys and Magnets: A DIY Project

A great idea for displaying (or organzing) all those classic Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars we had as kids. Of course, you'll need strong magnets (and vintage cars that actually had metal bottoms back then). But you could use this for toys, fridge magnets, all kinds of things! 

#magnets   #toycars   #hotwheels   #matchbox   #cars   #toys   #vintagetoys   #diyproject   #diy   #display  

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Toys and Magnets: A DIY Project

A great idea for displaying (or organzing) all those classic Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars we had as kids. Of course, you'll need strong magnets (and vintage cars that actually had metal bottoms back then). But you could use this for toys, fridge magnets, all kinds of things! 

#magnets   #toycars   #hotwheels   #matchbox   #cars   #toys   #vintagetoys   #diyproject   #diy   #display  

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2015-06-10 05:51:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Denali.

There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times, and your ups and downs...

I swear to God, I die each time I see a film like this, after the tragedy with our dogs, but I also know that in some small way, it brings me joy. But goddamn, the tears HURT. And they're flowing again right now.

#dogs   #mybestfriends   #loss   #grieving  

Denali.

There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times, and your ups and downs...

I swear to God, I die each time I see a film like this, after the tragedy with our dogs, but I also know that in some small way, it brings me joy. But goddamn, the tears HURT. And they're flowing again right now.

#dogs   #mybestfriends   #loss   #grieving  ___

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2015-06-10 05:24:54 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Jordan From The Air

Look, I could have 2m followers and I'd still only get a handful of people to love some of the esoteric shi- er, stuff I love. This has it all. Travel. Exotic places, Petra, with a little bit of Indiana Jones flavor, great trance-like music, panoramic, sweeping shots - right up my alley. If I got more than 2 +1s I'd be shocked....

Jordan is a land enshrouded in mystery. Serving as a crossroads of humanity for thousands of years has left the country with a cultural diversity unmatched by few. Come along with Matador as we explore this beautiful land from an angle never before seen, an aerial delight captured using the latest in drone technology.

From the ancient ruins of Petra to the mind-blowing rock formations of Wadi Rum, Jordan is a place that will continue to amaze you—just watch and see...

This entire filmw... more »

Jordan From The Air

Look, I could have 2m followers and I'd still only get a handful of people to love some of the esoteric shi- er, stuff I love. This has it all. Travel. Exotic places, Petra, with a little bit of Indiana Jones flavor, great trance-like music, panoramic, sweeping shots - right up my alley. If I got more than 2 +1s I'd be shocked....

Jordan is a land enshrouded in mystery. Serving as a crossroads of humanity for thousands of years has left the country with a cultural diversity unmatched by few. Come along with Matador as we explore this beautiful land from an angle never before seen, an aerial delight captured using the latest in drone technology.

From the ancient ruins of Petra to the mind-blowing rock formations of Wadi Rum, Jordan is a place that will continue to amaze you—just watch and see...

This entire film was shot in with a DJI Inspire and DJI Phantom 2, equipped with the H3-3D gimbal along with a GoPro Hero 4.

Filmed and Edited by Scott Sporleder and Ross Borden.
Song "Mirage" by Biz so Busy: soundcloud.com/biz-so-busy/biz-m

matadornetwork.com.

#drone   #travel   #Jordan   #petra   #ancientruins   #architecture   #worldtravel   #middleeast  ___

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